A More Classic Red Lip

18 April 2013

Swatches L-R:
NYX Round Lipstick in Chic Red - £3.50 & Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot - £3.80 (approx)

I've raved about my love of a good berry lip before. However, the sun has finally decided to show its face, so I think it's finally time to hide those winter shades at the back of my lip drawer for another six months. Instead, I decided to ease myself towards a more classic red lip with two of the products from my recent international swaps. Both of these are 'budget' products, which I was a little wary of using as I was concerned they'd smudge easily, but overall I've been impressed.

NYX Chic Red is the perfect 'in between' shade. It's definitely got blue undertones (a la my favourite raspberry lip), but it's not a cold red - it's nice and pinky, so perfect for day to day. This lipstick is super moisturising, but I did find it bled a little if I wasn't careful. I think it's a really flattering colour, and with liner it lasts for a good couple of hours. I love that this works well both sheered out and layered up, and can see it becoming my go to summer red shade!

Covergirl's Lip Perfection in Hot is the perfect pin up shade. It's a bright orange toned red, with a matte finish. I found this to last really well, and rumour has it, it's the shade that Taylor Swift has been sporting a lot recently. If it's good enough for Taylor, it's good enough for me! I really like the formula of hot - it's creamy and long lasting. This is definitely a full on lip, but I feel like it's a tiny bit too warm for my currently pale skin, so I'm hoping this will be ideal once I tan a little in Vegas.

What's your favourite summer red shade? Do you like budget lipsticks?

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  1. gorgeous colours, love them!x


  2. Woahhhhh! Stunning, both of them, and theyre total bargains too!


  3. gorgeous colours! The Chic Red colour is gorgeous!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

  4. I find that bluer reds tend to look better on me than yellowy ones, but the Cover Girl lipstick is just so eye catching! And while MAC lipsticks remain my metaphorical crack, I actually do like budget lipsticks! I think Revlon do some really great ones (currently loving Kiss Me Coral). xx

  5. They're both such pretty colours! xx


  6. I really need to invest in a nice red lippy as its a staple lipstick great post and such a nice shade xx


  7. Wow the NYX shade is so pigmented, I love it xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. such pretty colours

  9. Oooh the cover girl one is gorgeous, if Taylor is a fan, I'm sold. I will 100% be picking this up when I visit the USA next week :)

  10. I love the chic red colour :) love a good red lip!


    B xx

  11. I also have CG Hot Passion ! Its such a gorgeous red shade !



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